The involvement of children and young people in gang culture in the UK is a matter of national concern. Sheffield has not suffered the same level of criminal gang activity but there have been instances of violence and fatalities. Such deaths are a tragedy for the families, friends, communities, and no more so than for the victims themselves who died at such a young age.
For the majority of residents, Sheffield is a safe city. However, those children and young people involved in criminal gang activity are at risk of serious injury. In order to safeguard children and young people in the city, the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) and its partner agencies need to work creatively to reduce gang membership, using preventative measures.
SCSP fact sheets:
SCSP city-wide policy and procedure:
Other relevant information can be found on this website here: Information and resources or in the index on the left side of this page.
If you are concerned about a child or young person, follow this link: Referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care